This was reported by the Chairman of the Committee on Ukraine’s Integration into the EU Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, who, as part of the Ukrainian parliamentary delegation, met with the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, the Vice President Ewa Kopacz and representatives of various political forces in the EP and individual deputies from the European People’s Party, RENEW, EGP (European Green Party), Social Democrats, and European Conservatives.
The Ukrainian MPs thanked Ms. Metsola for being the first to arrive in Kyiv after the Russians’ defeat near the capital, for her important role in granting Ukraine the candidacy, and for her leadership in the European Parliament in supporting and assisting Ukraine. The overarching theme of all the meetings was the need for political support for the EU-Ukraine summit. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze had the opportunity to provide her proposals to this document through communication with various groups in the European Parliament.
During a meeting with representatives of the U4U (“United for Ukraine”) network, the Chair of the Committee raised the issue of restoring and protecting critical infrastructure, including energy facilities.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze also said that she had discussed support for Ukrainian children with the Vice President of the European Parliament, Ewa Kopacz: “A very painful topic that Ewa Kopacz is sincerely concerned about is our children. We discussed with her the need to establish an exchange of information with all EU countries on the stay of our children in their territories, as well as children’s institutions that have been evacuated to the EU.” This, according to the Committee Chair, is necessary so that Ukraine can help these children and provide the support they may need. “Regarding the children deported by the russians, unfortunately, there are very few tools that can be used to track their stay in russia and help them return to Ukraine if their parents were killed by the same people who took the orphans to a foreign country. But this issue needs to be raised and ways to resolve it need to be found. On the part of the European parliamentarians, we have to make systematic efforts to work through all possible means, including non-governmental platforms, in order to identify and return our children who were taken to the terrorist country as much as possible,” said Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.